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Essentials of Developing a Mentoring Program

Align mentoring with business goals.

Get equipped with the tools to design mentoring programs based on industry best practices and the needs of your organization.

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Credits: CEU 0.45 MORE
Level: Foundational
Role(s): Coach More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$495
Member
$695
Non-member
Course Info

Mentoring is a key to many important outcomes crucial to your workforce, including sustained employee development, targeted and individualized feedback, and knowledge transfer. However, setting up an effective mentoring program requires a great deal of effort, logistics, and organizational support.

In this course you will examine each of the components necessary for creating and implementing an impactful mentoring program and the best practices for each.

Mentoring is a key to many important outcomes crucial to your workforce, including sustained employee development, targeted and individualized feedback, and knowledge transfer. However, setting up an effective mentoring program requires a great deal of effort, logistics, and organizational support.

In this course you will examine each of the components necessary for creating and implementing an impactful mentoring program and the best practices for each.

What You Will Learn
  • Define mentorship and mentoring.
  • Identify the key characteristics of a successful mentoring program.
  • Design the structure and content of a mentoring program.
  • Train internal or external mentors in providing mentoring experiences.
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The Essentials Series

ATD’s Essentials Series Annual Pass offers a flexible and affordable way to increase your performance via interactive, online learning taught by the industry’s leading subject matter experts.

PROGRAM TOPICS
Topic 1 - Setting Sail for Mentorship
Define mentorship and mentoring.
Align a mentoring program with key goals and initiatives in an organization.
Describe the desired outcomes of a mentoring program.
Discover how communication and marketing of a mentoring program affects its success.
Topic 2 - Mid-Voyage Mentorship
Identify the key characteristics of a successful mentoring program.
Design the structure and content of a mentoring program.
Topic 3 - Reaching Our Destination
Train internal or external mentors in providing mentoring experiences.
List key measures for a mentoring program.
Who Should Attend

This program is for professionals who are new to building and implementing mentoring programs. Experience as a mentor or mentee is a benefit, but not required. Learning and development professionals with experience in mentoring who would like to refresh some foundational skills will also benefit from this program.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Foundational
Roles: Coach, Consultant, HR/OD Professional, Instructional Designer, Manager
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
Dustin_Staiger
Dustin Staiger

"My involvement in ATD has given me guidance in a dynamically changing market, while making me more valuable to my organization. Joining ATD has literally been a career-defining decision for me."

JL
Jane Loda

"I can rely on ATD to present material that is very well constructed, timely, content-rich, and relevant to the challenges workplace learning professionals face every day."

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Cindy Lam

"ATD is an organization dedicated to talent development - with their research and expertise, I trust that their programs can give me what I am looking for to implement within my organization."

Dates & Locations
  • Sep 09-23, 2019
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Facilitators
Jenn Labin

Things To Know

ATTENDANCE

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

CREDITS

4.5 Learning Hours

0.45 CEUs awarded

Up to 4.5 APTD Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

Up to 4.5 CPLP Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

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  • Access pre-work assignments.
  • View any technical requirements.
  • Review logistical information.

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